Early man made many attempts at flying, such as sewing feathers onto his arms and scaling mountain peaks in order to cling to the underbellies of passing comets. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with today's deal: for $49, you get a half-hour introductory flight lesson at Springfield Flight Academy, located in Urbana (a $99 value).
For more than a decade, Springfield Flight Academy's personalized flight training programs have given the gift of flight to novice aeronauts and helped professional pilots keep their wings in pristine flying condition. During the half-hour introductory flight, beginners can flee the perils of gravity while gliding over a magnificent vista of miniaturized trees and houses. After you've clambered aboard the skycraft, the certified pilot will taxi down the runway and bench-press the plane up into the air, explaining the flying process along the way. As your aviation adventure unfolds, you can choose to steer the metal-flappered machine yourself, or simply gaze at the ground swooping below as the plane birdie-paddles through the atmosphere.